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Assassin's Creed Tribute is a back-to-basics stealth game set in Malta

Assassin's Creed Tribute is a back-to-basics stealth game set in Malta

And the historical context sounds utterly fascinating.

Assassin's Creed Tribute is an upcoming fan game set in the late 18th century on the precipice of the Napoleonic Wars in Malta, and it is setting the subreddit alight with its potential.

I'm a controversial one. My favourite Assassin's Creed of the lot is Origins, which solidified those RPG-lite and Soulslike aspects to the series that started in Unity and Syndicate, and I only got round to playing the Ezio trilogy this year - it was my most played game of 2022 on my PlayStation 5. Predominantly, it's the hope of the fandom that Mirage is what will bring the games back to the devastatingly effective stealth of the first four entries that are cherished so dearly.

Check out this gorgeous Assassin's Creed themed gaming set up with the Secret Labs Titan Evo chair and Magnus Pro desk!

Tribute sits in the middle of these two "versions" of Assassin's Creed, aiming to achieve the "Assassin fantasy that was at the heart of the first Assassin’s Creed" as well as the now-praised gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Unity. Malta isn't a big country, and with a precise focus for its central conflict, Tribute sounds like it's going to be right up the streets of retro Assassin's Creed players. Take a look:

The protagonist is a woman called Karmena who will use the Creed's tenets to find victory over the oppression of her friends and family under the Siege of Malta between the years 1798 to 1800. Players will have three approaches to combat and stealth - ghost, stealth reaper, and warrior. All of these are aimed to be as valid as the others, however the developers stressed that the Hidden Blade will always lead to an instant elimination. "In this trailer alone, I’ve seen more side eject opportunities than RPG Creed has given," said one fan.

Plus, the team is using Unreal Engine 5 and it looks very promising at this point. They're interested in recruiting animators, 3D modellers, environment artists and programmers to push the project forward on its expected timeline. We'll update you as soon as we learn more.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassins Creed